Christo (1935-2020)

I wrote this, back when “The Gates” was up in New York City: “They Draw Your Eyes Up

(It amuses me to read that blog post now, just because the “everybody looks down all the time” thing is now much worse, because of cell phones — but it’s been true in New York for a long time.)

My mother admired Christo. I was going to say she was a fan of his work, but she admired both his art and his life and methods. She followed all of his projects with great interest, and I know that she went to see “The Gates” many times, wanting to experience it in different weather and at different times of the day.

“An artist is somebody who gives people something they don’t need,
but which he thinks for some reason they should have.”
— Andy Warhol

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